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Rocky Hill - Glastonbury Ferry

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Address: Route 160, Rocky Hill, CT
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Rocky Hill Ferry a nice treat

When you have a few extra minutes-take the oldest running ferry from Rocky Hill to Glastonbury and get out of the car and take in the scenery of the CT River for a short... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cromwell, Connecticut
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Cromwell, Connecticut
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you have a few extra minutes-take the oldest running ferry from Rocky Hill to Glastonbury and get out of the car and take in the scenery of the CT River for a short ride...better than taking a bridge anyday!

Thank Lquin493
Madison, Connecticut
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254 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a short quick ferry ride to get from Rocky Hill to Glastonbury and/or back. The ferry only holds a few cars but it's a short trip so no real back-up. On the Rocky Hill side there is a small park as well as the Shad Row outdoor restaurant. Bring a bite to eat at the park or have... More 

Thank Bradt255
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a relaxing short ride. Nice change of scenery from the roads. The owner was quite nice too, and charming.

Thank wildone555
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bring a picnic or grab a bite at the shack on the Rocky Hill side. Walk or ride the ferry and enjoy the cool breeze of the river. Let the kids explore nature.

Thank raoh23
Manchester, Connecticut
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually do this ferry ride once a year on my bicycle when the weather is nice. It is a nice ride across from Glastonbury to Rocky Hill. It is even nice to ride over and back just for the trip.

Thank daviddQ8181ES
Plainville, CT
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you're looking for something out of the ordinary for a special occasion or just for a different mood, you should try dining at Shad Row in Rocky Hill on the banks of the Connecticut River. This restaurant is located adjacent to the historic ferry pier for the Rocky Hill /Glastonbury ferry boat. Outdoor dining with scenery and exquisite menu... More 

Thank Joezk47
Solon, Ohio
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98 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Gorgeous nostalgic crossing. The ferry only takes four vehicles so there may be a wait, but it's an unsurpassed view if the river and preserves a piece of new England history.

1 Thank brushjl
Sarasota, Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

A trip back to when there weren't things referred to as "the falling infrastructure" ---- unless the ferryman was sick. This was the ONLY way to get to the "other side", short of swimming. Go do it if only for the round trip ride. Seasonal, duh! obviously!

1 Thank Colorphil
West Hartford, Connecticut
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Sailing across the narrow Connecticut river between rocky hill ct and Glastonbury the ferry is a favorite. The boat carries three cars at a time and you can leave your vehicle as you cross the river. The kids love it as they get ice cream on the rocky hill side while waiting to load the ferry.

Thank larryt887
Cromwell, Connecticut
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65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Its a very relaxing ride across the river. we use to go to rose berrys for sunday breakfast. A nice park on either side. Rocky Hill side has picnic tables and benches and a great place to eat.The oldest ferry in the USA. You can take your car or just ride it without one..

Thank Mike B

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